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force
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 21
1. A waterfall; a cascade.
2. Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
3. Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
5. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.
6. To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
8. To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
10. To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
11. To compel ( an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
12. To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
13. To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
14. To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; - with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
16. Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.
Part of Speech: verb
3. To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To stuff; to lard; to farce.
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